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Clinton Leads Obama In California

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Politico has the numbers:

Clinton won the support of 49 percent of those polled by telephone by Opinion Research Corp. Jan. 23-27, a period that covered several days in advance of the South Carolina Democratic primary and one day afterward.

Obama came in second place, with 32 percent to John Edwards’ 14 percent.

The poll surveyed 690 likely Democratic primary voters, and the margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The results are similar to a Politico/CNN/Los Angeles Times poll taken Jan. 11-13, in which Clinton led 47 percent to 31 percent, with Edwards claiming 10 percent.Obama came in second place with 32 percent to 14 percent for John Edwards.

And perhaps most promising for the Clinton campaign, the new poll found that only 4 percent of likely Democratic primary voters had not made up their minds.

It’ll be difficult for Obama to win the Latino vote from Hillary, but Kennedy’s endorsement today could really help him swing it back the other way. That and Edwards pulling out of the race and putting his support behind Obama could help too, but I doubt that’ll happen now. John looks like he wants to play kingmaker (or queenmaker if you like), and the only way to do that effectively is to stay in it and keep winning delegates.